The Elk Island National Park

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Among the thirty eight National Parks and eight National Reserves, the Elk Island National Park holds a unique purpose and holds an effect to Canadian history and reserving the elk sp All national parks are responsible for saving and protecting the lives of many species. Although, Elk Island National Park holds assets that other national parks do not have. They focus on safety, the natural way of life and protection for the animals that inhabit the park. Among the thirty eight National Parks and eight National Reserves, the Elk Island National Park hold a unique purpose and holds an effect to Canadian history and reserving the elk species amongst other rescued and endangered animals In 1906, the park was started by five local men who…show more content…
Habitat destruction is one of the most common cause of extinction. The National park became a refuge for many endangered species. On April 1987, an idea was introduced to Canada’s National Wood Bison Recovery Team to initiate a wood bison population in Sakha. The resumption of a large herbivore population, such as the wood bison, aids in enhancing the diversity in the region. “Over the next century, thousands of healthy bison were sent to regions with struggling populations to help restore the species from endangerment” (http://yourcanada.ca, 2011). Elk Island National Park has been the most persuasive corporation in inaugurating bison in the United States, not just Western Canada. They have contributed to growing bison herds all over the world. In 2007, the park reached it’s successful century of protecting and saving species- making Elk Island National Park the leading park in the preservation of saving the bison species. The park has really become a cornerstone in the protection and growth of endangered species. Although the Elk Island National Park is Canada’s seventh smallest national park, they do not lack of safety and protection. They are the only national park in Canada that is completely surrounded by a fence. There are intensive resource management techniques used to maintain and enhance the park due to the fence- which also helps the hoofed mammals to stay clean and away from any disease. “We have a healthy stock here that could
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